How can we measure the greatness of “True Detective”? A good marker was the criticism last week about Cohle’s broken taillight. That last image of last week ginned up a bunch of anger from fans. People just couldn’t believe that taillight would still be working or exist on the car. The best moments of “True Detective” have been when the images blur between real and fantasy. In a novel we allow for images to reinforce the story, and the same allowance should be made for show creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto.
The broken taillight is low hanging fruit, but there hasn’t been much to complain about with this first season of “True Detective”. The seventh episode is perfect counter-programming for the 2014 Oscars. Tonight the show appears to play out fully in the present. Cohle and Hart are back together after their joint interviews. The case isn’t over.
Hart and Cohle forge a truce to investigate a string of disappearances with ties to the Dora Lange murder.
Date: Sunday, March 1st
Episode Title: After You’ve Gone
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: HBO.com